Mike Miller

Stats: 1978 grad • AP Spanish teacher at Spring Lake Park High School • Bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish, St. John’s University; Master’s degree, University of St. Thomas 

It’s fair to say Hopkins grad Mike Miller never really left the classroom. From his days here at Hopkins when Eisenhower High School was still around, to his storied 32-year teaching career, Miller is a lifelong learner. He has traveled the world perfecting his Spanish and recently received a grant to study and live in Seville, Spain. Favorite hangout spot during Eisenhower High School? Math resource room. We had “mod ex” scheduling and could be wherever we wanted during non-class time.

Favorite music artist of 1978? ZZ Top.

What Hopkins teacher made a difference? Probably the one who had the most influence on my life was Pat Lanin, our coach for cross-country running, cross country skiing, and track.

How did Hopkins prepare you? Hopkins brought me out of my shell. I learned to do things I had never attempted, with people who would become lifelong friends.


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